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At ChicagoPride.com, Sunday means that it's time to look back at this week in gay Chicago news as covered by the GoPride.com News Staff. The top local and national stories of interest as ranked by popularity on the network.

Santorum did not have Grindr on his iPhone
http://chicago.gopride.com/news/article.cfm/articleid/30925809
Former US presidential candidate Rick Santorum has recently been the subject of an Internet hoax that claimed he had been caught with a well-known gay dating app on his iPhone.

Anderson Cooper comes out: 'I'm gay'
http://chicago.gopride.com/news/article.cfm/articleid/30837025
CNN's Anderson Cooper came out as a gay man Monday in a letter posted on Andrew Sullivan's blog, The Daily Dish.

2 downstate Illinois county clerks receive permission to defend gay marriage ban
http://chicago.gopride.com/news/article.cfm/articleid/30881401
A judge Tuesday granted two downstate Illinois county clerks permission to defend the state's 16-year-old gay marriage ban in court.

Facebook adds new icons for married same-sex couples
http://chicago.gopride.com/news/article.cfm/articleid/30825936
Facebook has updated its marriage status to include recognition for users who are married to a person of the same sex by providing new marriage icons representing same-sex couples.

FDA approves first over-the-counter home use HIV test kit
http://chicago.gopride.com/news/article.cfm/articleid/30892500
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the OraQuick In-Home HIV Test, the first over-the-counter, self-administered HIV test kit.

Feds continue push for equal LGBT health care
http://chicago.gopride.com/news/article.cfm/articleid/30959136
The number of American hospitals striving to treat LGBT patients equally and respectfully is on the rise, according to a report released on June 19 by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.

Latino group LULAC endorses gay marriage
http://chicago.gopride.com/news/article.cfm/articleid/30803764
The League of United Latino American Citizens (LULAC) has endorsed equal marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples.

Chely Wright: Some churches want me to stop saying I'm a gay Christian
http://chicago.gopride.com/news/article.cfm/articleid/30792681
Country music star Chely Wright has revealed that some churches want her to stop saying that she is a gay Christian.

Extreme heat warning issued for Chicago
http://chicago.gopride.com/news/article.cfm/articleid/30914704
Brace yourselves for the heat as Chicago sizzles under dangerous heat this Fourth of July. The Chicago area is under an excessive heat warning that runs through Friday at 6 p.m.

Darren Criss, Chris Colfer, Matt Bomer named hottest men by gay site
http://chicago.gopride.com/news/article.cfm/articleid/30859209
Glee co-stars Darren Criss and Chris Colfer and Magic Mike's Matt Bomer have been named the hottest men by readers of gay male entertainment website AfterElton.com.

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